Foster Garvey is pleased to welcome Chloe Thompson Villagomez to the firm’s Seattle office where she’ll focus on representing Native American tribes and tribal entities. She has a broad range of experience representing clients in governmental and business matters, including commercial transactions, business operations, governmental operations, intergovernmental relations and agreements, civil litigation, employment matters, the development of laws, regulations and policy, and more. Chloe has particular interest in tribal economic development, tribal sovereign immunity, civil jurisdiction in Indian country, employment law, tax law, gaming law, liquor and cannabis regulation, recognition of tribal court judgments, and issues involving the applicability of federal and state laws in Indian country.
In addition to her Native American Law practice, Chloe also advises non-tribal clients in matters including commercial transactions, employment law, general business law, construction law, liquor and cannabis regulation, civil litigation and other resolution of disputes.
Prior to joining Foster Garvey, Chloe served as the Tribal Attorney for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Associate General Counsel for Port Madison Enterprises (an agency of the Suquamish Tribe) and in private practice with a boutique Indian law firm in the Minneapolis area. Her clients have included a number of tribal gaming operations, hotels, convenience stores and liquor stores, as well as a tribally owned construction company, golf course and event center.
Chloe received her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as Managing Editor for Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory & Practice. She received her B.A. (with honors) from the University of Oregon, Clark Honors College.